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Category Archives: Upper Neck Issues

Information about chiropractic care and related conditions.

Preventing Falls

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Preventing falls with regular Chiropractic care is highly beneficial.

Falls are devastating as people grow older. I cannot emphasise enough how important maintaining alignment and ultimately balance of the spine, has in reducing the likelihood of falls.

Chances of ending up in a rest home earlier in retirement is hugely more likely statistically, if you fall unexpectedly as you age.

In my opinion the upper cervical or upper neck has a considerable effect on the overall balance of the body.
A once a month chiropractic fine tuning of this area is a bargain compared with the costs of a rest home after a fall.

The upper cervical area of the spine strongly effects the built in body balance mechanisms, especially the cerebellum or that part of the brain that makes us aware of our body’s proprioception or body balance.

Over 30 years of practice, I have seen people many times foolishly neglecting their spine chiropractic-ally as soon as spinal symptoms cease.

In our older years quality of life is dependent on finely a tuned proprioception/balance system to prevent devastating falls.
The highest level of chiropractic work is to enhance neurological function not just to reduce pain.

It is far cheaper to have a monthly chiropractic tuneup rather than increasing chances of falls, followed by high monthly rest home bills.  This can be the result that comes
when independence is lost.

The above information is my opinion based on 30 years of chiropractic practice.

Are you an older person starting to experience falls?

Phone 08 95371226 for a chiropractic assessment today!

Headaches Equals Upper Neck Issues


The most common cause of headaches is subluxation or misalignment of one or more of the 7 bones of the neck.The two bones at the top of the neck, atlas and axis (C1,C2), have been shown via research to have physical connections to the meningeal membrane (covers brain and spinal cord), which is the most pain sensitive membrane of the body.

Therefore when these vertebraes get out of alignment they pull on the meningeal membrane like a blanket, and cause severe headaches.  The biggest  problem is the atlas vertebrae is the hardest to adjust in the neck because of its anatomical position, but proportionally causes more headaches than any other vertebrae of the spine.This means many patients I see, have never had an atlas adjustment, as practitioners of all types find this area too difficult to deal with.The USA school I graduated from specialised in this upper neck area.  I now use the Impulse IQ Computerised Spinal Adjuster which is super effective.
As a result we are are able to provide, often ,fantastic results for clients with cervicogenic (neck origin) headaches.

Call today for a neck check.
08 95371226.